Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation.
This episode is based on Question 18 on page 27 of the 2009 Step 2CK Sample Exam.
Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step 2CK exam should be able to:
- Identify risks of alcohol use distinct to the elderly
- Recognize the 5 metabolic risk factors that call for annual fasting blood glucose screening
- Have a basic knowledge of the typical changes found on lipid panels of elderly women with estrogen deficiency
- List the common symptoms resulting from estrogen deficiency
- Recognize the many adverse reactions related to hormone replacement therapy
- Recognize the conditions for which women using hormone replacement therapy are at increased risk
- List the common symptoms of hypothyroidism
- Have a basic knowledge of the variable symptomology of hypothyroidism in the elderly
- Identify conditions in which to use thiazide diuretics cautiously
- Recognize that thiazide diuretic use can exacerbate metabolic syndrome
The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2009 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....